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Ukraine's Svitolina upsets top-ranked Kerber in China Open


Beijing, Oct 6 (IANS) Ukraine's Elina Svitolina defeated top seeded German Angelique Kerber in the third round of the China Open tennis tournament here on Thursday.

The 21-year-old Svitolina upset the No.1 ranked player 6-3, 7-5 in one hour and 30 minutes, reports Efe.

Kerber leads the women's singles rankings after winning the 2016 US Open.

The 16th-seeded Svitolina will face World No.49 Australian Daria Gavrilova, who defeated No. 25 France's Caroline Garcia earlier on Thursday.



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